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AMENITIES AND RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, METHODS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Sponsoring Institution
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Project Status
TERMINATED
Funding Source
Reporting Frequency
Annual
Accession No.
0196766
Grant No.
2003-35401-13859
Project No.
WIS04755
Proposal No.
2003-02441
Multistate No.
(N/A)
Program Code
62.0
Project Start Date
Sep 15, 2003
Project End Date
Sep 14, 2004
Grant Year
2003
Project Director
Green, G. P.
Recipient Organization
UNIV OF WISCONSIN
21 N PARK ST STE 6401
MADISON,WI 53715-1218
Performing Department
RURAL SOCIOLOGY
Non Technical Summary
While many rural communities continue to lose population and jobs, other are experiencing rapid in-migration and job growth. Much of this growth is due to the presence and use of amenity resources. Social scientists have a limited understanding of the economic, social, fiscal and environmental consequences of amenity-led development in rural areas. This conference will help identify the theoretical, methodological and policy issues related to amenity-led growth in rural communities.
Animal Health Component
50%
Research Effort Categories
Basic
50%
Applied
50%
Developmental
(N/A)
Classification

Knowledge Area (KA)Subject of Investigation (SOI)Field of Science (FOS)Percent
13461103080100%
Goals / Objectives
The objectives of this project are: 1) to hold a conference on the state-of-the-art research on the role of amenities in rural development; 2) edit a book the published papers on the theoretical, methodological and policy issues related to amenity-led development; and 3) to develop a research agenda and proposals on amenities and development.
Project Methods
A research conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin in July of 2004. Papers presented at the conference will be published in an edited book. A research agenda and proposals will be developed for future research on amenities and development.

Progress 01/01/04 to 12/31/04

Outputs
A conference on the role of amenities in rural development was held in Madison, Wisconsin in June 2004. Approximately 30 scholars from five different counties and several disciplines (sociology, economics, geography, planning) were involved in the conferences. Papers were presented and distributed to all of the participants. The papers were submitted to a publisher and a book will be published from the conference. Several participants met during and after the conference to work on grant proposals on this topic.

Impacts
This project will help us identify what the research community knows about amenity-led development and will bring together the leading scholars of the field to discuss policy and research issues related to this issue.

Publications

  • Green, Gary Paul, Steven C. Deller, and David W. Marcouiller (eds.). 2005. Amenities and Rural Development: Theory, Methods, and Public Policy. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Final draft submitted in January, 2005]


Progress 09/15/03 to 09/14/04

Outputs
This project supported a conference on the role of natural amenities in rural development. The conference was held in Madison, Wisconsin in June, 2004. Fifteen papers were presented at the two-day conference. The papers were organized around three themes: theory, methods and public policy. Participants included economists, sociologists, planners, and geographers from North America, France and Germany.

Impacts
This project identifies research issues related to the role of natural amenities and rural development as well as establish interdisciplinary and cross cultural collaboration on this topic.

Publications

  • Green, G.P., S.C. Deller, and D.W. Marcouiller (eds.). 2005. Amenities and Rural Development: Theory, Methods and Public Policy. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.


Progress 01/01/03 to 12/31/03

Outputs
A call for papers has been circulated and abstracts are due January 31, 2004. Papers will be selected for the conference which is to be held June 18 and 19 in Madison, WI. After the conference, papers will be revised and the collection of papers will be submitted to book publishers.

Impacts
This project will help us identify what the research community knows about amenity-led development and will bring together the leading scholars of the field to discuss policy and research issues related to this issue.

Publications

  • No publications reported this period